This walk has been cancelled

The walk leaders have made the decision to cancel this walk due to the weather forecast of inclement weather. It is hoped to put this walk back on at a later date.

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Kilmarnock & Loudoun Group

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Overview

This is a B + walk.

We start walking from St Kessog's Church along Campsie Dene Rd, Blanefield until we reach Cantywheery cottage where we begin to climb.  We follow a stream steeply uphill. The path levels off before climbing steeply again to the summit of Dumgoyne 427metres where we can have extensive 360 degree views weather permitting.  We then begin our descent towards Glengoyne Distillery.  Great care has to be taken due to the steep descent and also the path is heavily eroded.  Toilets are available at Glengoyne distillery and also a fresh water tap, we will have a lunch stop here.  We then cross the busy A81 and join the West Highland Way which takes us to a path leading to Blanefield and back to our car park. Gaiters and poles are required. 

Care required with the steep ascent and descent and also crossing the A81. There are some stiles and gates to climb.

Saturday, 23 March 2024
Meeting time:
8:20 am
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
400m / 1312ft
Type:
circular

Travel directions.

Travel towards Glasgow and then take the Clyde Tunnel going towards Anniesland Cross, follow signs for Aberfoyle.  At Canniesburn roundabout take the road for Milngavie A81 and follow this out to Strathblane Road which takes you to Blanefield.  In Blanefield look out for the war memorial on the right turn right here and then immediately right to the car park behind St Kessog's Church.  A donation can be given for parking if you wish.

Please let the leader know if you wish to drive there direct. Moblie 07720303313.

Travel distance round trip 70 miles £25 per car.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 43973 37598
Nearest postcode:
KA3 7DD
what3words:
twitching.wiring.sprouted
Meeting time:
8:20 am

Meet at East Ayrshire Council Headquarters car park at 08.20 to arrange car share and leave promptly for Blanefield at 08.30.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 55574 79669
Nearest postcode:
G63 9HZ
what3words:
shunning.topic.agent
Start time:
9:30 am

St. Kessog's Church, Blanefield

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking